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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from Nira81 in January 2nd start date   
    Hi all - I've been enjoying reading everyone's experiences and challenges. I posted early in the month with the intention of checking in more but time got away from me!
    I started on the 1st so Monday will be day 30 for me. This is my second W30. Around days 16-21 I was feeling crappy, in part because my menstrual cycle came early (birth control mess up, not because of W30). I was feeling bloated and like I was gaining weight. Even though I told myself this experience was not about weight loss for me, the thought of gaining weight was upsetting me. I knew I had gotten away from eating the template, not necessarily enough veggies. I was so close to stepping on the scale around day 20 but decided to follow through.
    I'm so glad I did because this week I've felt so, so good. My headaches have completely disappeared and I'm sleeping well. I got to the gym more and that has also had a positive effect on my mindset.  What I've learned from this second round is that I have to trust the process.
    I'm starting to look forward to the reintroduction process, because it's something I did not due at all purposefully after my first W30.
     
     
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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from Nira81 in January 2nd start date   
    Hi all - I've been enjoying reading everyone's experiences and challenges. I posted early in the month with the intention of checking in more but time got away from me!
    I started on the 1st so Monday will be day 30 for me. This is my second W30. Around days 16-21 I was feeling crappy, in part because my menstrual cycle came early (birth control mess up, not because of W30). I was feeling bloated and like I was gaining weight. Even though I told myself this experience was not about weight loss for me, the thought of gaining weight was upsetting me. I knew I had gotten away from eating the template, not necessarily enough veggies. I was so close to stepping on the scale around day 20 but decided to follow through.
    I'm so glad I did because this week I've felt so, so good. My headaches have completely disappeared and I'm sleeping well. I got to the gym more and that has also had a positive effect on my mindset.  What I've learned from this second round is that I have to trust the process.
    I'm starting to look forward to the reintroduction process, because it's something I did not due at all purposefully after my first W30.
     
     
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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from Nira81 in January 2nd start date   
    Hi all - I've been enjoying reading everyone's experiences and challenges. I posted early in the month with the intention of checking in more but time got away from me!
    I started on the 1st so Monday will be day 30 for me. This is my second W30. Around days 16-21 I was feeling crappy, in part because my menstrual cycle came early (birth control mess up, not because of W30). I was feeling bloated and like I was gaining weight. Even though I told myself this experience was not about weight loss for me, the thought of gaining weight was upsetting me. I knew I had gotten away from eating the template, not necessarily enough veggies. I was so close to stepping on the scale around day 20 but decided to follow through.
    I'm so glad I did because this week I've felt so, so good. My headaches have completely disappeared and I'm sleeping well. I got to the gym more and that has also had a positive effect on my mindset.  What I've learned from this second round is that I have to trust the process.
    I'm starting to look forward to the reintroduction process, because it's something I did not due at all purposefully after my first W30.
     
     
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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from Peggy Lynn in January 2nd start date   
    Hello lovely people - I also am starting on January 2nd.
    I did Whole30 in May of 2015 and had a good experience. Many of the Whole30 habits did stick but since starting grad school finding time to cook became harder. Also, as soon as I finished I went on a trip to Florida and ate mostly whatever I wanted. This time, I plan to take the reintroduction phase seriously and slowly. 
    It's been a really long time since I've felt out of control with food. But there's been some days in December where I've been eating like I'm on death row. Getting away from these choices is what I want most out of my Whole30 experience this time.
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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from vozelle in January 2nd start date   
    I can definitely relate to this. I had a great Whole30 experience and then grad school knocked me off course.
    This time I'm going to try to do a more deliberate reintroduction of foods and try to figure out strategies to help me long term.
    I think I worry less about the actual Whole30 experience because I like the short term black and white rules. It's what comes after that's hard for me!
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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from Peggy Lynn in January 2nd start date   
    Hello lovely people - I also am starting on January 2nd.
    I did Whole30 in May of 2015 and had a good experience. Many of the Whole30 habits did stick but since starting grad school finding time to cook became harder. Also, as soon as I finished I went on a trip to Florida and ate mostly whatever I wanted. This time, I plan to take the reintroduction phase seriously and slowly. 
    It's been a really long time since I've felt out of control with food. But there's been some days in December where I've been eating like I'm on death row. Getting away from these choices is what I want most out of my Whole30 experience this time.
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    cherryraincoat got a reaction from Peggy Lynn in January 2nd start date   
    Hello lovely people - I also am starting on January 2nd.
    I did Whole30 in May of 2015 and had a good experience. Many of the Whole30 habits did stick but since starting grad school finding time to cook became harder. Also, as soon as I finished I went on a trip to Florida and ate mostly whatever I wanted. This time, I plan to take the reintroduction phase seriously and slowly. 
    It's been a really long time since I've felt out of control with food. But there's been some days in December where I've been eating like I'm on death row. Getting away from these choices is what I want most out of my Whole30 experience this time.